Living with Islam

Beyond Terror and Martyrdom: The Future of the Middle East by Gilles Kepel, translated from the French by Pascale Ghazaleh

La Peur des barbares: Au-delà du choc des civilisations [Fear of the Barbarians: Beyond the Clash of Civilizations] by Tzvetan Todorov

Transcendental Woman

Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life: The Public Years by Charles Capper

Margaret Fuller: Wandering Pilgrim by Meg McGavran Murray

Fuller in Her Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of Her Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates edited by Joel Myerson

The Universities in Trouble

Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment by David F. Swensen

Tearing Down the Gates: Confronting the Class Divide in American Education by Peter Sacks

Creating a Class: College Admissions and the Education of Elites by Mitchell L. Stevens

Fulfilling the Commitment: Recommendations for Reforming Federal Student Aid in Brief by Sandy Baum, Michael McPherson, and others

Trends in College Spending: Where Does the Money Come From? Where Does It Go? by Jane V. Wellman and others

The Voice of the Eagle

An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos, Elektra by Sophokles, Orestes by Euripides translated from the Greek by Anne Carson

An Oresteia: Part 1: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos, Elektra by Sophokles directed by Brian Kulick and Gisela Cardenas

An Oresteia: Part 2: Orestes by Euripides directed by Paul Lazar, with choreography by Annie-B Parson


Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author, most recently, of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay.

(October 2015)

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. (May 2015)

Ian Buruma is the author of The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013), and Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War (2014), winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications. His new book, Their ­Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War, will be published in January 2016.

Andrew Delbanco is Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia. His most recent book is College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be. (July 2015)

Hugh Eakin is a Senior Editor at The New York Review. His reporting on the Syrian humanitarian crisis is included in Flight from Syria: Refugee Stories, published this month by the Pulitzer Center.
 (October 2015)

John Gross (1935–2011) was an English editor and critic. From 1974 to 1981, he was editor of The Times Literary Supplement; he also served as senior book editor and critic at The New York Times. His memoir, A Double Thread, was published in 2001.

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek bureau chief and ­correspondent-at-large in Africa and the Middle East. His forthcoming book is The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts. (July 2015)

Anthony Lewis, a former columnist for The New York Times, has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book is Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment.

Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the winner of the 2012 Ernst Bloch Prize in philosophy.

Ingrid D. Rowland is a professor, based in Rome, at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, she is the author of The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome and The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery. She has also published a translation of Vitruvius’ Ten Books of Architecture and a history of Villa Taverna, the US ambassador’s residence in Rome. Her new book is From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.

Robert M. Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus of Economics at MIT, won the 1987 Nobel Prize in economics. His most recent book is Work and Welfare. (May 2009)

Arlen Specter is the Senior Republican United States Senator from Pennsylvania and Ranking Member on the Senate Judiciary Committee. (May 2009)

Michael Walzer is Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study and coeditor emeritus of Dissent. His new book is The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions.
 (March 2015)

Garry Wills holds the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture at Emory. He is the author of The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis.

Michael Wood is the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His books include Literature and the Taste of Knowledge and Yeats and Violence